If you know anything about Colombia, it’s likely about how coffee is a huge part of Colombia’s economy. Nearly everyone visiting Colombia has, at some time in their life, enjoyed a cup (and perhaps thousands of cups) of coffee made from beans that originated from this country.
About 80 kilometers to the east of Medellin lies the town of Guatape, a small resort town frequented by paisas on weekends. Guatape sits on the edge of a giant lake that formed after the installation of a hydroelectric dam. The lake is popular for jet skiing, fishing, and boating. Guatape itself is a great weekend getaway if you are staying for an extended period in Medellin.
Although jiu jitsu is not an extremely popular sport in Colombia, it seems to be growing, and I had a great time training while I was visiting.
Since we were “officially” celebrating our honeymoon, I wanted to have an extravagant dinner at the most romantic restaurant in Cartagena. After hours of reading reviews on TripAdvisor, I settled on Alma, a restaurant/bar inside Hotel San Agustin. Think traditional colonial architecture with high ceilings and open courtyards, dim candle lighting, and lots of palm fronds.
We were blown away by La Mulata. Located in the San Diego neighborhood, it’s just a short walk from popular attractions within Cartagena’s Walled City. However, you still feel like you’re discovering a hidden gem, since it’s on a small side street.
Kevin was determined to go to a steak restaurant in Cartagena. Luckily the best one was within walking distance from our hotel, and located just across the bridge that connects our neighborhood, Getsemani, to Barrio Manga.